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09-24-2008, 09:01 PM   #481
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Thanks, Tom.

More from the M 20 f/4 - I'm really impressed by the colors, and it's sharper
than both my 16-50 & 12-24 @ 20mm:








crop of above



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with the pancake M 40mm f2.8




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Nice shots, Enzo.


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jshermann999 : Thanks for your comment ! Very good the 20mm f4.0 and you use it quite well !

Here is a poster of the Pentax M lenses :
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2889636360_d0abcec51f_m.jpg

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The M20 is a very nice lens, used to be on of my favourite on the MX and later on the LX. The crop format on the DSLR don't really give it justice IMO. Maybe the new 15mm will be the "new" 20

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Pentax SMC M 50mm 1:1.7 These shots aren't nearly as nice as many of the shots posted, but this was from the farmer's market this morning





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M 50 f1.7


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New Lenses I've Aquired.

I've been scrounging as of late and am happy to annouce that I have aquired a few more M lenses. I've added a 50mm Macro, a 100mm Macro. These are exceptional lenses IMO and it is handy to own both depending on what you are shooting. I will upload pics when I get a chance to get out and shoot. For the time being here are a few shots on my 50mm/1.4 - my favourite lens.











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Nice shots Rockdoctor..... waiting for the macros !
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Packerguy, Enzo, RockDoc, very nice stuff!


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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
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Thanks, Tom.

More from the M 20 f/4 - I'm really impressed by the colors, and it's sharper
than both my 16-50 & 12-24 @ 20mm:








crop of above
I love the backlight on the bridge with the underlight effect from the reflection on the water. This is an exceptional photo in my opinion. Also, the closeup up of the cables on the bridge. Nice work.
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Hi Jshermann,
Nice pictures as always, this M20 is a nice lens and would be a great addition to my little “M” collection! I have the 50, 135 & 200, 20mm is exactly what I need for the wide end.

Just out of curiosity; how does everyone’s approach taken shot with the M lens and K10D? Because the M lends tend to over/under expose and yet all the pictures posted here are just beautiful. I know mine are just hit or missed and not consistent.
The way I have been doing is set the lens to the desired aperture, compose the shot, press the green button or use the DOF and shoot. Do you do the same or you would spend more time to make any adjustment to correct the so called ”correct exposure” set by the camera?

M200mm straight out from camera, no PP


M50mm straight out from camera, no PP
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Nice shots. Just out of curiosity; how does everyone’s approach taken shot with the M lens and K10D?

The same way I would with any camera or any lens. Let me explain. I recently talked to a professional photographer who goes up to Alaska to shoot pictures of Grizzly Bears with National Geographic Photographers. He said on his last trip he took 4000 pictures. I said "Wow, but how many of those would you say were perfect explose etc.." He replied "Only 6"

So my advice around shooting with the M lenses and your K10D is to take time to set up the shot(no snap shots), use your "Green Button" to provide a general guide as to what your film speed should be at a given aperature, then take multiple photos, one being at the Green Buttons Choice, one speed below and one above. Play around with your aperature and do it all over again checking your preview for over and under exposed areas. Also, buy a white card and gray card for doing manual white balance and explosure. Use a tripod. And most importantly take lots of pictures often. Don't leave home without your camera.



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Hi Jshermann,
Nice pictures as always, this M20 is a nice lens and would be a great addition to my little “M” collection! I have the 50, 135 & 200, 20mm is exactly what I need for the wide end.

Just out of curiosity; how does everyone’s approach taken shot with the M lens and K10D? Because the M lends tend to over/under expose and yet all the pictures posted here are just beautiful. I know mine are just hit or missed and not consistent.
The way I have been doing is set the lens to the desired aperture, compose the shot, press the green button or use the DOF and shoot. Do you do the same or you would spend more time to make any adjustment to correct the so called ”correct exposure” set by the camera?

M200mm straight out from camera, no PP


M50mm straight out from camera, no PP
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Nice shots. Just out of curiosity; how does everyone’s approach taken shot with the M lens and K10D?

The same way I would with any camera or any lens. Let me explain. I recently talked to a professional photographer who goes up to Alaska to shoot pictures of Grizzly Bears with National Geographic Photographers. He said on his last trip he took 4000 pictures. I said "Wow, but how many of those would you say were perfect explose etc.." He replied "Only 6"

So my advice around shooting with the M lenses and your K10D is to take time to set up the shot(no snap shots), use your "Green Button" to provide a general guide as to what your film speed should be at a given aperature, then take multiple photos, one being at the Green Buttons Choice, one speed below and one above. Play around with your aperature and do it all over again checking your preview for over and under exposed areas. Also, buy a white card and gray card for doing manual white balance and explosure. Use a tripod. And most importantly take lots of pictures often. Don't leave home without your camera.

This describes my method exactly, (except for tripod.) good summary rockdoc.


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